Mud Pots, Lake Myvatn

4.5
#7 of 15 in Nature in Northeast Region
At Mud Pots, the strong smell of sulfur and the combination of bubbling mud and thermal pools will make you feel like you're on another planet. Hike up and down the hill from the right side, since the left side is extremely steep with loose gravel. Watch how the acid and microorganisms decompose surrounding rock into clay and mud. Several wooden platforms at the top of the hill offer views of the valley, lava fields, and highlands. Be careful, since the crust is very thin in places, and hot water is right below. On wet days, paths are muddy, so wear appropriate shoes. Plan to visit Mud Pots and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Reykjahlid attractions using our Reykjahlid travel planner .
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  • Site offering free parking, and you giving access to a place full of mud geysers, fumaroles at the smells of suffers complete the magical décor
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  • Nice walk. Easy to reach. Walk of 15 minutes. A wet gang-many clay under the shoes.
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  • On our tour around the ring raod of Iceland we passed the Mud Pots. It is like cooking mash or spinach.The mud bubbles sometimes more sometimes less. One hole is calm another more bubbeling. Terrific....  more »
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